My Own Man is about a guy who turns 40, feels like he can’t stand up for himself, can’t hold his own, and doesn’t want to be like that anymore. So he goes on a journey to discover what it means to be a guy, what does it means to be a “real man.”
He actually begins by starting a journey to become an “alpha” male, but eventually learns to just be himself. The thing is, he felt pressure from society to be a man’s man, or to be a strong alpha male, but really, what he needed to do, and what he learnt to do, was just to be himself.
It has a really good quote that I think is so revelatory – “When you’re not looking outside of yourself for approval, it changes everything.”